Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Golden Globe-winner June Allyson and Peter Lawford star in this enjoyable musical about a football hero who falls in love with his French tutor.
Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, director Busby Berkeley, and producer Arthur Freed were planning to remake this as a follow-up to Babes in Arms (1939). But when Louis B. Mayer suggested instead to Freed to capitalize on the swing music craze, they switched gears into the production of Strike Up the Band (1940).
And another thing... the boys don't understand a thing you're saying. They're waiting for the signals, you give them the signals - but they're in French!
Tommy Marlowe: Guess I can't help it, Poochy. Language comes easy to me. I've only been in class five days and ...
One song offers lyrics in English each translated into French. "I love you" is translated as "je vous aime." "Vous" is a second person formal pronoun and in the context of expressing romantic love, the second person familiar pronoun would be used ("Je t'aime").
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